To the Editor:
If you are a property owner outside of your city’s limits or within your city’s ETJ (extraterritorial jurisdiction), it’s in your best interest to support ending forced annexation through the petition process underway.
Defending liberty under the law is a matter of protecting your freedom and property without more government intrusion.
For petition information, go to:www.empowerbellcotexans.com or www.facebook.com/EmpowerBCTexans
Taxpayers need to know that probably the easiest way to have an impact to make change is through “the ballot initiative.”
It provides regular citizens a chance to be part of the checks and balances of government.
Furthermore, attempting initiatives that limit local government power comes with obstacles because officials have something to lose — especially if your elected officials are real estate agents or owners of development, building and construction companies.
Taxpayer-funded lobbyists are even sent to Austin to fight against the people.
After our annexation, I’m convinced that the difference between thieves and politicians is that thieves go to jail.
Politicians figure out how to steal it legally.
Joe Trevino Jr.